Get me a Bromide, and Put Some Gin In It

Last night I wrote at Firedoglake, with characteristic dismissiveness, about how poor little Ann Romney was sooooo hurt that someone pointed out, correctly, that she’d never worked a day in her life. Boo fucking hoo, and all that. But for the dead-enders of the Republican noise machine, no fainting spell is too fake to repeat ad nauseam, as the mummified cocktailhag Peggy Noonan illustrates above.
You can almost hear the ice cubes clinking in her Starbucks cup and one eyelash coming unglued as she defeatedly warbles, like countless washed-up harridans before her, “Fine. Let it go.”
This, when her purported tormentor was Joe fucking Scarborough. Peggy Noonan: the gal who not only makes Norma Desmond look like a bright-eyed ingenue: she makes Michael Steele look like he’s got his act together.
Must-see TV.


  1. loretta says:

    I don’t remember Peggy Noonan or making any comment about Liz Trotta’s quip about hoping then-candidate Obama would be “knocked off” on Fox:

    Trotta: “And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama. Well, both, if we could.”

    Shawn: “Talk about how you really feel.”

    The constant (if not deliberate) interchanging of Obama/Osama’s name during the campaign (and beyond) never got this kind of outrage.

    The sky is blue, water is wet, Republicans are hypocrites. Next?

  2. michlib says:

    Ann Romney – greatest stay at home(s) mom ever !!!

  3. loretta says:

    Ha! Why am I not surprised that Romney has spoken that Welfare Moms need to get their lazy, Sesame-Street-watching, bon-bon popping azzes to work:

    • cocktailhag says:

      Just as money is good for the rich but bad for the poor, work is good for the poor but bad for the rich. I can think of about a zillion other examples, but you get the idea.

  4. loretta says:

    Oh, and another thing that makes me crazy is that in all of the faux outrage about dissing “stay-at-home” moms, and all the commentary I’ve been reading for the past week, NOT ONE SINGLE pundit, blogger, or media personality of either party has mentioned that there is ALWAYS a dad involved when there are single mothers or working mothers. I mean, where is the outrage toward the deadbeat dads? Where is the outrage toward the fact that the reason women have to work is because they are abandoned by their baby-daddies? Or because their husbands are laid off or can’t find a job that pays enough to cover the basics?

    Meanwhile, the Republicans want to ban abortion and birth control so that they can create an entirely new generation of poor children with single mothers or couples who can’t afford them.

    The Lysistrata Strategy should be implemented immediately. Every woman of child-bearing age should put that aspirin between her legs and tell her lover/spouse that the party’s over until they stop the insanity.

    • cocktailhag says:

      I hope this is already happening. I’ve employed a similar strategy with Republicans, but all it did was get rid of them; they never change.

  5. econobuzz says:

    Nate Silver knows better. Issues must be weighted by their importance to liberals. If this is done, Barry is a right wing hack.

    • cocktailhag says:

      Hmmmmm. Right wing hack is a rather strong term; but moderate Republican is pretty accurate, when it comes to economic issues. The right wing hack part comes in when you look at civil liberties, press freedom, whistleblowers, drones, surveillance, etc.

  6. TeasieDoyle says:

    Peggy Noonan is annoying, she just won’t go away. Speaking in paragraphs – underlined yet – ponderous and boring. Why does she keep popping up? Because she has managed to insinuate herself everywhere and the idiotic US media include her in order to have “balance” – give me a break! TWO – DIFFERENT – STORIES!!!

    • cocktailhag says:

      Evidently the woman has a lot of free time; she’s not on the shows because she, well, contributes anything. More and more, she’s just a nut. IOKIYAR, though.